I really like motorhomes, for some reason. I bought an old one to move across the country, and ever since then my standard of true automotive luxury involves a toilet. That’s why I’m excited to see this new generation of RVs built on the Transit platform, and delighted by one particularly clever feature.
Nothing soothes the soul like mountain air with a tinge of diesel. So here I am at the feet of the skyline they put on Coors cans, in a brand-new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4x4 that’s been converted to a badass off-road domicile by the overland RV experts at Sportsmobile.
Yes, it’s called the Relax Cabin and I didn’t realize I needed a Prius RV in my life until now.
Bill Southworth loves his Rottweiler, but traveling with his best friend was an issue. Dog-friendly hotels aren't exactly abundant, and when they are, they're not always accommodating. After looking at a slew of travel trailers, Southworth was unimpressed. So he made his own. And I'd move in tomorrow.
Finally leaving LA was really difficult, in pretty much every way: emotionally, physically, financially, and maybe even anthropologically. But there's no better balm for a bruised soul than a nice long road trip. Long like trans-continentally, and in a nice 70s-era RV. We've officially been on the road one day, and…
I'm sitting in the back of our bigass Airstream Interstate in one of the plush captain's chairs, typing away on my laptop while Raphael pilots us past West Virginia into rural Ohio. This is the way to be.
If there's an RV more deserving of hugs than this Saab 92H, I haven't met it. This adorable two-stroke Swedish meatball was built in 1963 by Torsten Johansson using the mechanicals of a Saab 92. The Saab 92, you may recall, made all of 28 HP from its two-stroke twin. That's meager for a car, glacial for a rolling…
Getting publicity in the auto industry is easy. You build something, invite journalists, feed them shrimp and boom! — page inches. But what if you're an also-ran RV company in the late '60s looking to kick the competition in its smug, Winnebago ass? You build a custom, butane-powered motorhome powerful and tough…
This is pretty much the coolest thing I have ever seen. For years, I've been frozen by indecision as a grappled over whether to buy a boat or an RV. Now, the choice is clear. I'll have both!
There's nothing wrong with driving a windowless van or pulling a battered camper, per se. It's when you scrawl things like "Free Candy" and "Where Girls Become Women" on them that they become genuinely creepy.
As with Costco, bulging SUVs, and childhood obesity, toy haulers bother me. They're just too much. I get why someone might want one: comfort + capacity = fun. But I'll wager that many of us could have a pretty enjoyable experience without schlepping so much stuff around.
It's common knowledge that Cadillac cars were once refitted to serve as ambulances (and still bring out the dead as hearses). But did you know that an Eisenhower-era custom shop once turned Caddys into RVs? "Lefty, find us a KOA near Vegas, ya friggin' mook."
Look, I know we're all upset about wealthy people, income inequality, Gini co-efficients, blah blah, hot protesters, etc. But what about the benefits of money, like being able to hide in vehicles like the Marchi Mobile eleMMent, an RV from Mars?
Our story of the VW Amarok motorhome begins in the 234th year of the United States, or 2010. In a modernist condo in Palo Alto, there lived a guy named Gary Jr., whose Brioni suit exuded something people called "expensive."
Why drag a car behind your bus-conversion RV when you can stow it inside? Sure, we've seen that concept before, but the Shorty Mini out-awesomes the Volkner by several orders of magnitude.
Stretching more than nine miles, this drawing in a Nevada desert is the largest work of art in the world. It was created in May by driving in circles with an RV equipped with GPS and adderall. [JimDenevan.com]
Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Here's a front-engine Econoline with Aristocrat RV conversion on the back.